UCL Cancer Institute

Microscope Zeiss PALM Microbeam

micrbeam The Zeiss Palm MicrobeamTM system is used for intelligent selection and collection of clustered or single cells, chromosome spreads and tissue sections to be able to get the purest of samples for downstream analysis or live culture with no mechanical contact. Distinguishing by means of fluorescent markers and normal histological staining methods gives you the power to purify samples by marking samples according to the molecule of choice. The process harnesses a highly focussed N2 laser (337nm) which is away from the absorption peaks of protein and DNA (256nm and 280nm respectively) so no damage will occur to molecules or cells to be analysed thereafter.

Advantages to your research will be the ability to refine the samples put through analysis so that signals are cleaner and more relevant to the results needed.


Work can be arranged by contacting George Chennell.

Per-Hour UCL External
Labour £55.00 £75.00

Costs are calculated on a project by project basis to incorporate consumables used. Specific Consumables are required for use with this system and pricing depends on the needs of the work involved. Please contact George Chennell for further details regarding this.



George Chennell
020 7679 6757